"Understand Your Man" as written by and Johnny R. Cash....
Don't call my name out your window, I'm leavin'
I won't even turn my head.
Don't sent your kinfolk to give me no talkin'
I'll be gone, like I said.

You'd just say the same old thing
That you be sayin' all along,
Just lay there in your bed and keep your mouth shut,
Till I'm gone.
Don't give me that old familiar cry and fuss and moan

Understand your man, I'm tired of your bad-mouthin'
Understand your man.

You can give my other suit to the Salvation Army,
And everything else I leave behind
I ain't takin' nothin' that'll slow down my travelin'
While I'm untanglin' my mind.

I ain't gonna repeat
What I said any more
While I'm breathin' air that ain't been breathed before,
I'll be just as gone as the wild goose in winter

Then you'll understand your man, meditate on it
Understand your man, you hear me talking
Understand your man. Remember what I told you
Understand your man
Understand your man

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"Understand Your Man" as written by Johnny R. Cash

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    General CommentI notice this vaguely follows "Dont think twice, its alright" by Bob Dylan (later covered by Cash as well) in the chord progression/melody. Love both songs.
    skyjukeboxheroon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*or maybe its the other way around, im not sure which came first
    skyjukeboxheroon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIS he just leaving for some important matters like job or anything, or it could be that he actually breaking-up with his woman?
    bear_hug20on November 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe is telling her to "understand" at two-levels. Whatever argument/"bad mouthing" that caused him to want to leave is the first thing she needs to understand. The second thing she needs to understand is that he's never coming back. After saying about 12 ways, it couldn't be any clearer.
    raiderroadtrip00on September 01, 2009   Link

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